The Ship - Lenormand Card Meanings, Combinations, and Example Spreads

3. The Ship

“It is better to travel well than to arrive.” - Buddha

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Keywords

  • MOVEMENT

  • TRAVEL

  • DISTANCE

  • CHANGE

  • TRANSITION

  • VACATION

The Ship Card Meaning

Whether positive, negative, or neutral, I know wherever the Ship appears, there is about to be a journey. The journey can be as small as a family vacation or as large as a career change. The cards surrounding the Ship let us know what kind of journey we may be in for and perhaps, where the destination is. Always look to the right of the ship for what may be experienced during the trip, transition, or move.

The Ship Card Combinations

Did the Ship card show up in your reading? Check out the card combinations below. Please note, there are almost infinite meanings for Lenormand combinations. These combinations below are interpretations I have discovered over the years. The context can change EVERYTHING so use these meanings as prompts for your intuition to sing with the context of your question. I can't stress enough how important context is!

THE SHIP + (CHOOSE FROM BELOW)

  • Rider (1) = Rapid/fast travel, a quick trip

  • Clover (2) = A blessed trip, lucky trip

  • House (4) = Moving house, typically to a new home, family vacation

  • Tree (5) = Growth/personal journey, trip for health purposes

  • Clouds (6) = Misfortune on a journey

  • Snake (7) = Travel plans not going as expected, destination not what was expected

  • Coffin (8) = Trip ending, movement stops

  • Bouquet (9) = A pleasant trip, a gifted trip

  • Scythe (10) = Accident, a cancelled trip

  • Whip (11) = Moving toward conflict, disagreement over direction/distance

  • Birds (12) = Transformation regarding communication, discussion of a change

  • Child (13) = A new journey

  • Fox (14) = Planning a trip, a work related change

  • Bear (15) = Change in leader, a financial change, traveling with a mother or boss figure

  • Stars (16) = A future trip

  • Stork (17) = A positive trip, change for the better

  • Dog (18) = Traveling with a friend

  • Tower (19) = A solo trip, a change regarding an institution/career

  • Garden (20) = A travel destination, exploring a social scene

  • Mountain (21) = Travel/movement is blocked, delays

  • Crossroads (22) = Coming upon a decision,

  • Mice (23) = A stressful transition/trip

  • Heart (24) = A romantic trip, a transition in love

  • Ring (25) = A commitment to transition, a cyclical change (a change that keeps happening)

  • Book (26) = Discovery during change, a secret trip

  • Letter (27) = Travel paperwork/logistics

  • Man (28) = A man affects travel

  • Woman (29) = A woman affects travel

  • Lilies (30) = A leisurely trip

  • Sun (31) = A very happy journey

  • Moon (32) = A romantic trip

  • Key (33) = A smooth/successful transition/trip

  • Fish (34) = Many trips, cash on a trip, an abundant journey

  • Anchor (35) = Staying put (putting down your anchor)

  • Cross (36) = A difficult/painful transition

Example Spreads with the Ship

QUESTION: 

My current home has a lot of issues. What is my best plan of action when it comes to this home?

House

House

Coffin

Coffin

Ship

Ship

Key

Key

Answer:

Count your losses and move. (House + Coffin) show to put an end to where you currently live. (Ship + Key) shows that there is success in moving on.

QUESTION: 

There’s talk of changes happening at work. What may I experience over the next few weeks?

Bear

Bear

Ship

Ship

Clouds

Clouds

answer:

There’s likely to be some transitions in terms of leadership which causes uncertainty and anxiety.

question:

I’m about to go on the trip. How will the travel go?

Ship

Ship

Mountain

Mountain

Sun

Sun

Answer:

There will be some challenges/delays but ultimately, these will be cleared and your trip will be positive overall.